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Midnight Son Reviews

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Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
January 18, 2013
Filmmaker Leberecht takes an intriguingly askance approach to the vampire genre with this dark, romantic horror film, but after after a promising set-up seems unsure where to go from there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
January 13, 2013
It's a frightening story, plausibly developed within a relatively brief running time, and the central love between the male protagonist increasingly addicted to blood and a girl addicted to cocaine is oddly moving.
Greg Klymkiw
Electric Sheep
January 11, 2013
Visually and narratively, Midnight Son leads us confidently into territory we almost never see, but even when things start to feel familiar, Leberecht throws us a curve ball ...
Eddie Harrison
The List
January 11, 2013
It might not be offering anything new to the lore of the horror film, but Midnight Son is a confident, minor work that hardcore admirers of the True Blood/Twilight cycle will want to seek out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
January 11, 2013
Horror films driven by ideas are thin on the ground, but behind the gory fašade of Scott Leberecht's debut feature there ticks some cleverly assembled clockwork.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
January 11, 2013
A thoughtful tale that is more a twisted romance than a typical shocker.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
January 11, 2013
Better made and imagined than most [horror films].
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
January 10, 2013
Yet another tortured-emo vampire movie, but there's an attempt to inject a dose of plausible realism into proceedings, rather than Twilight's leaden coffee-table stylings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
January 7, 2013
A bloody and well-acted vampire curio.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Kemp
Total Film
December 17, 2012
Leberecht plays games with vampire lore, but skirts around it with a subtlety and delicacy that lends his film emotional depths rare in low-budget horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
September 13, 2012
Scott Leberecht should be commended for his ability to turn a low budget independent flick into somewhat of a surprise success, and Zak Kilberg deserves to be recognized for what should be his breakout performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Witney Seibold
CraveOnline
August 22, 2012
For a vampire romance, "Midnight Son" is actually interesting. And in a world where all vampire romances are lost in the smoky teenage death fantasies of Stephanie Meyer, that's a huge relief.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com
January 18, 2012
Very well-acted, beautifully shot, and most of all: deftly directed, Midnight Son is the perfect quiet, slow-boil existential chiller to watch alone at night, quiet and in a contemplative mood.
January 14, 2012
Leberecht and company have delivered to us a smart, intense, and unpredictable film that is tons of ghoulish fun from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
September 6, 2011
gives the tropes of the undead a moodily modern revamp.
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
September 5, 2011
There are still good vampire movies being made. Like this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
August 30, 2011
Delivers a compelling, unique spin on the vampire mythos despite a subterranean budget. Hopefully Leberecht will attract plenty of attention as a result.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
June 13, 2011
More suspenseful and involving than most films with 200 times its budget, it's beautifully directed, and features an astonishing performance by an extravagantly talented unknown named Zak Kilberg.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
March 25, 2011
Driven by star-in-the-making lead Zak Kilberg...Midnight Son is a sad, scary, superb piece of low-budget filmmaking.
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times
January 10, 2013
The film plugs its holes with a curdled blankness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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